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IPV is a public health and pediatric health care issue

The effects of violence can be long lasting and severe

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Survivors are 4x more likely to use an intervention after talking with a provider about abuse

 

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1 in 4 women experience intimate partner violence (IPV)

Rates can be even higher for LGBTQ and other marginalized communities

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Survivors are more likely to experience asthma, chronic pain, diabetes and more

IPV is a public health and pediatric health care issue.

IPV impacts between 1 in 2 and 2 in 5 people in the US. And, 2 out of 3 children are exposed to trauma and violence. Approximately 1 in 4 children have a lifetime exposure IPV of a caregiver in the home. 

Video: Prevalence of IPV: What pediatricians should know

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IPV and Child Maltreatment

IPV impacts risk for child abuse and neglect. More than 1 in 3 youth exposed to IPV experience child abuse.

Child exposure to IPV also has negative and lifelong impacts on their health and wellbeing. Learn more.

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But there’s hope, people can heal.

Caring and consistent adults in a child’s life help build resilience and promote prevention. Learn more

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Pediatric health care professionals may be survivors too.

Learn how to support care team members who may be experiencing IPV or vicarious trauma.   

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Get PDF downloads and print copies of all of our resources at the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Additional Resources for Pediatric Health Care Professionals

Supporting families during public health emergencies

Many experts agree that IPV and child exposure to violence and abuse in the home has worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how to provide survivor-centered care during emergencies. 

Clinical Guidelines and IPV Screening & Assessment tools

Other Supportive Resources

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

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